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Trump Wants Schools Open In Fall, But If They Don’t, He’s Ready To Push For Expansion In School Choice

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President Trump has been leading a drive to reopen schools this fall, which has placed yet another target on his back for the leftist media and Democratic Party politicians who are willing to jump on him for whatever fork in the road he decides to take.

However, if it’s not possible to get schools open, Trump has stated that he’s also prepared to make a major push for expansion in school choice as a response.

Here’s what he had to say via The Washington Examiner:

“If schools do not reopen, the funding should go to parents to send their child to public, private, charter, religious, or home school of their choice. The key word being ‘choice,’” Trump told reporters at the White House last week. “If the school is closed, the money should follow the student, so the parents and families are in control of their own decisions. So we’d like the money to go to the parents of the student. This way, they can make the decision that’s best for them.”

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“We feel that it’s very important, from the White House, to address … money for schools and ensuring that the money for schools enables students to make school choices, like actually going to a physically open school. So, right now, that’s where the discussions lie at the moment,” said White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany when describing the Trump administration’s priorities for the next coronavirus spending package.

Conservatives and libertarians have long advocated per-pupil expenditures following individual students, allowing them to escape failing public school systems for other institutions subject to parental choice. Suburban Republican voters with strong public school districts have been more reluctant to support ballot initiatives aimed at securing this outcome.

The main questions folks have about this is how Trump can promote school choice if local educational institutions opt to defy his calls to reopen and end up remaining closed.

When you look at the numbers, the federal government only provides 8.5 percent of education funding for grades K-12. Education is primarily a state and local issue, as there is no provision that discusses the federal government having the power to oversee education in the Constitution.

Many of the polls conducted in recent weeks show parents and local communities as a whole are very concerned about the potential threat opening public schools hold for spreading the coronavirus. Granted, most children seem to get by with only mild symptoms, but kids could spread the virus like crazy to those who are vulnerable.

We all know that schools are basically petrie dishes full of germs and bacteria.

That concern is certainly legitimate, but is it being overblown? Probably. But it seems we can’t really know for sure thanks to the lack of solid information available and the constantly contradictory studies being pumped out at lighting speed.

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In-N-Out Burger Tells San Fran They Won’t Enforce Vax Proof Mandates

The government’s expectation that fast food workers should enforce a mandate they didn’t ask for is ludicrous on its face.

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For many Americans, there is a very unnerving feeling when it comes to the idea of having to prove your vaccination status in order to participate in the everyday machinations of society.  It feels icky, as though our ideas of freedom and equality are somehow variable and malleable.

Sure, you have the freedom to refuse a vaccine, but that choice is going to make you a second-class citizen in a great many ways, ranging from potentially losing your job as a police officer, to being unable to eat inside at your favorite fast food joint.

It’s that latter issue that has the higher-ups at In-N-Out Burger growing irate.

The city of San Francisco temporarily closed an In-N-Out fast-food restaurant over the company’s refusal to force customers to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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The San Francisco Department of Public Health closed the Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out location on Oct. 14 after the popular burger joint did not check the vaccination status of customers, which violates an August mandate from the city requiring indoor diners to show proof of vaccination.

The restaurant’s corporate team was irate over the entire debacle.

“Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements,” In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger said in a statement to Fox News. “After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without the proper documentation.”

“We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” Wensinger declared, slamming the San Francisco Department of Health’s requirements as “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe” and accusing the city of asking restaurants to “segregate Customers” based on vaccine documentation.

Given the violence and vitriol that we’ve seen in some instances of attempted vaccine-proof enforcement, there are likely very few entry-level fast food workers who are qualified to handle such situations, which could open these corporations up to serious legal liabilities.

 

For many Americans, there is a very unnerving feeling when it comes to the idea of having to prove your vaccination status in order to participate in the everyday machinations of society.  It feels icky, as though our ideas of freedom and equality are somehow variable and malleable. Sure, you have the freedom to refuse a vaccine, but that choice is going to make you a second-class citizen in a great many ways, ranging from potentially losing your job as a police officer, to being unable to eat inside at your favorite fast food joint. It’s that latter issue that has the higher-ups at In-N-Out Burger growing irate. The city of San Francisco temporarily closed an In-N-Out fast-food restaurant over the company’s refusal to force customers to prove they are vaccinated against the coronavirus. The San Francisco Department of Public Health closed the Fisherman’s Wharf In-N-Out location on Oct. 14 after the popular burger joint did not check the vaccination status of customers, which violates an August mandate from the city requiring indoor diners to show proof of vaccination. The restaurant’s corporate team was irate over the entire debacle. “Our store properly and clearly posted signage to communicate local vaccination requirements,” In-N-Out Burger’s Chief Legal and Business Officer, Arnie Wensinger said in a statement to Fox News. “After closing our restaurant, local regulators informed us that our restaurant Associates must actively intervene by demanding proof of vaccination and photo identification from every Customer, then act as enforcement personnel by barring entry for any Customers without the proper documentation.” “We refuse to become the vaccination police for any government,” Wensinger declared, slamming the San Francisco Department of Health’s requirements as “unreasonable, invasive, and unsafe” and accusing the city of asking restaurants to “segregate Customers” based on vaccine documentation. Given the violence and…

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Items Belonging to Brian Laundrie Discovered as Medical Examiner Arrives on Scene

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After several long and tedious weeks of searching, there may finally be a break in the case of Brian Laundrie, a fugitive who is the single person of interest in the death of Gabby Petito.

Laundrie disappeared shortly before Petito’s body was found in Bridger-Teton National Forest, near a campsite that the two visited during a cross country road trip before Brian returned home alone and refused to cooperate with authorities.

Then, much to the dismay of investigators, Brian went hiking in the Carlton Reserve near his Florida home and never returned.

Now, investigators at a different section of the wildlife area have discovered items believed to belong to Brian, calling in his family – and a medical examiner – to the scene.

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Chris and Roberta Laundrie, the parents of fugitive Brian Laundrie, ventured into Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park early Wednesday morning, where Fox News Digital saw an officer apparently tell parents that law enforcement “might have found something.”

Steven Bertolino, who represents the Laundrie family, confirmed to Fox News Digital that the Laundries informed law enforcement last night of their intentions to search the park and met officers there. Bertolino confirmed that while searching areas that Brian frequented, “some articles belonging to Brian were found.”

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Officers are now conducting a more thorough search of the area, Bertolino said. A spokesperson for the Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the office was called to the Myakkahatchee on Wednesday, but would not say anything more.

The search for Brian Laundrie has drawn national attention in recent weeks, as Americans continue to clamor for justice for Gabby Petito.

After several long and tedious weeks of searching, there may finally be a break in the case of Brian Laundrie, a fugitive who is the single person of interest in the death of Gabby Petito. Laundrie disappeared shortly before Petito’s body was found in Bridger-Teton National Forest, near a campsite that the two visited during a cross country road trip before Brian returned home alone and refused to cooperate with authorities. Then, much to the dismay of investigators, Brian went hiking in the Carlton Reserve near his Florida home and never returned. Now, investigators at a different section of the wildlife area have discovered items believed to belong to Brian, calling in his family – and a medical examiner – to the scene. Chris and Roberta Laundrie, the parents of fugitive Brian Laundrie, ventured into Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park early Wednesday morning, where Fox News Digital saw an officer apparently tell parents that law enforcement “might have found something.” Steven Bertolino, who represents the Laundrie family, confirmed to Fox News Digital that the Laundries informed law enforcement last night of their intentions to search the park and met officers there. Bertolino confirmed that while searching areas that Brian frequented, “some articles belonging to Brian were found.” And also: Officers are now conducting a more thorough search of the area, Bertolino said. A spokesperson for the Sarasota County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the office was called to the Myakkahatchee on Wednesday, but would not say anything more. The search for Brian Laundrie has drawn national attention in recent weeks, as Americans continue to clamor for justice for Gabby Petito.

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